GPOD on the Street: Right here Come the Podophyllums!

We’re visiting one other backyard with Cherry Ong right this moment, one which she noticed on a tour organized by the Vancouver Hardy Plant Society final summer season. It is a collector’s shade backyard, stuffed with numerous lovely and strange vegetation, together with a shocking assortment of Podophyllum (mayapples; hardiness varies, however largely Zones 6–9).

Apart from just a few sprays of white flowers, it is a green-on-green-on-green view that can be an unimaginable research in texture. Daring podophyllum foliage within the foreground contrasts with the extra delicate hardy impatiens (Impatiens omeiana, Zones 7–9). The impatiens foliage boasts lovely lighter inexperienced veining down the middle of every leaf.

This genus has one well-known North American species (Podophyllum peltatum, Zones 4–8) however numerous Asian species and hybrids, a few of which boast superbly patterned foliage like this.

The podophyllum flowers dangle down below the leaves however are properly price bending right down to take a more in-depth have a look at.

Can’t get sufficient of this podophyllum foliage!

And the way concerning the beautiful geometric patterns on these leaves?

Seen from under, the patterned leaves glow completely different colours, and the darkish flowers are seen.

The slender gravel path guides you thru the lushness and supplies a distinction to the wealthy inexperienced.

Gorgeous flower of the Chinese language sweetshrub (Calycanthus chinensis, Zones 5–9)

This backyard is a masterpiece in inexperienced, and the trail slipping out of view invitations you to see what may be behind the subsequent bend.

This planted inexperienced wall is breathtaking. All the things on it appears so lush and ideal, whereas two metallic fish create a centerpiece to the entire view.

We’ll be again with extra pictures from this unimaginable backyard tomorrow!


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